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    So i changed my baby boy to a 4 star food from his purina puppy food. As well as giving him natural bones to chew on. My question is how long should it take to start helping him with his smell? I was really hoping a better quality food would help his constant wet dog smell, as well as his wet poops 4-5 times a day...its been 9 days on the food and no difference yet. Is it possible i need to try a different one?
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    Default Re: How long does it take?

    It does take awhile. I usually give it 6-8 weeks.

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    OK its hard to be patient. Thank you! grizzly loves to give hugs and cuddle and i just cant do that before work he has such a strong dog odor
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    Default Re: How long does it take?

    Yes..it takes time! And then one day..you will say where did that smell go? Plus..a lot of us have to try more than one food! Good luck..

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    Yes im aware we may need to try another one. At first i thought the redness in his eyes was disappearing and now it seems to be right back where it was...
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    Which food did you switch to? I'm curious! Did you switch slowly?

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    we switched to Nutro maxx lamb and rice all natural puppy food. And yes we did the switch slowly half and half for about a week. he just has this strong wet dog odor we cant seem to get rid of and he just wants to be a lap puppy and cuddle even though he is HUGE LOL
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    It could be that that food is just not as good of a quality, it is a 4 star food? I didn't think any Nutro ranked that high, they make some pretty low grade kibbles. @cowsmom what do you think?

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    I agree with Nutro not being a great food! They arent a high grade food and that could be causing the smell nd soft poo.... They have brands like Fromm, Earthborn, Blue Buffalo that are better foods with less fillers ..... I would def swith to a 6 star or at mininumun a 5 star. We currently feed Fromm and I always tell people to just try it nd see if it works well b/c its a great food to feed our bullies...
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    I just looked up the ingredients and it sure has a lot of rice, three different forms of it. This tells me this food is mostly made up of rice. A bit of rice is okay usually, but that is a LOT of rice!

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    I went to petco to buy Aveno and the salesperson told us the nutro maxx would be good too. I am so ready to switch one more time if its what will be best for him. I dont want to ruin his little ( big ) tummy........it looks like cheerios ( not very appetizing to me ) But i did imagine it was better than the Ol'Roy the breeder was giving him for 3 months YUKKK!!!
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    Default Re: How long does it take?

    correction I meant we went to buy Avo-Derm or merrick and we were told to get the Nutro
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